Come “Home” to Mountain Maryland for the Holidays

 

An open invitation to enjoy small town charm this holiday season in the Maryland Mountains.
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Mountain Maryland’s Best Kept Secrets – The Secret Murals

I always get a kick out of the Mountain Maryland videos…

Shhh… Mountain Maryland is filled with many ‘best kept secrets.’ Host Kimberli Rowley discovers some hidden-away murals located in South Cumberland. But remember… you didn’t hear it from her. 😉
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Sugarloaf Mountain

Some cool Mountain Maryland images:

Sugarloaf Mountain

Image by Silveira Neto
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugarloaf_Mountain_%28Maryland%29

Sugarloaf Mountain

Image by Silveira Neto
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugarloaf_Mountain_%28Maryland%29

Sugarloaf Mountain

Image by Silveira Neto
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugarloaf_Mountain_%28Maryland%29

Sugarloaf Mountain

Image by Silveira Neto
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugarloaf_Mountain_%28Maryland%29

Sugarloaf Mountain

Image by Silveira Neto
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugarloaf_Mountain_%28Maryland%29

Sugarloaf Mountain

Image by Silveira Neto
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugarloaf_Mountain_%28Maryland%29

Sugarloaf Mountain

Image by Silveira Neto
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugarloaf_Mountain_%28Maryland%29

Sugarloaf Mountain, Maryland

Sugarloaf Mountain is a small (1,282 foot; 391 m) mountain and park about 10 miles (16 km) south of Frederick, Maryland, USA. The closest village is Barnesville, located nearly at the foot of the mountain. The peak of this relatively low mountain is approximately 800 feet (244 m) higher than the surrounding farmland. Because of its geological and natural history interest, it was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1969. It is a notable example of an admission-free, privately-owned scenic park.

via Sugarloaf Mountain (Maryland) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

It was the photo’s in the last post that led me to doing more research about Sugarloaf Mountain.

Welcome to Stronghold on Sugarloaf Mountain

Stronghold, Incorporated is a non-profit corporation, organized in 1946 by the late Gordon Strong. It owns and operates the mountain property for the public’s “enjoyment and education in an appreciation of natural beauty.”

Sugarloaf Mountain has been designated a Registered Natural Landmark because of its geological interest and striking beauty. Stronghold agreed to maintain its natural state, and your help in this regard will be a most welcome contribution.

via Sugarloaf Mtn., Dickerson, MD.

If you would like to really explore the natural world of Sugarloaf Mountain you can check out this book from Amazon…

An Illustrated Guide to Eastern Woodland Wildflowers and Trees: 350 Plants Observed at Sugarloaf Mountain, Maryland (Center Books)

A thorough yet user-friendly companion to the authors’ popular paperback Sugarloaf: The Mountain’s History, Geology, and Natural Lore — both books are the result of a ten-year collaboration — this volume is an exquisitely illustrated guide to 350 eastern woodland wildflowers and trees found on site at Sugarloaf Mountain, Maryland. Many of these plants also thrive across a wide region of the eastern United Stat

 

List Price: $ 19.95

Price: $ 15.20

Maryland Mountain Pictures Old And New

Check out these Mountain Maryland images:

Sugarloaf Mountain, Maryland

Image by americanartmuseum
Coast and Geodetic Survey Station on Sugarloaf Mountain, Maryland, n.d.
George Davidson, Born: Nottingham, England 1825 Died: 1911
albumen print on paper mounted on paperboard sheet and image: 7 1/2 x 9 in. (19.0 x 22.9 cm.)
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Museum purchase from the Charles Isaacs Collection made possible in part by the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment 1994.91.42
Not currently on view

Personal, educational and non-commercial use of digital images from the American Art Museum’s collection is permitted, with attribution to the Smithsonian American Art Museum, for all images unless otherwise noted. http://americanart.si.edu/collections/rights/

The way back

Image by .matter.
Somewhere in Maryland, I think.

The Glade, Allegheny Mountains, Maryland

Image by Boston Public Library
File name: 07_11_001413

Title: The Glade, Allegheny Mountains, Maryland

Creator/Contributor: Key, John Ross, 1832-1920 (artist); L. Prang & Co. (publisher)

Date issued:

Copyright date: 1874

Physical description note:

Genre: Chromolithographs; Landscape prints

Location: Boston Public Library, Print Department

Rights: No known restrictions

The Glade, Allegheny Mountains, Maryland

Image by Boston Public Library
File name: 07_11_001425

Title: The Glade, Allegheny Mountains, Maryland

Creator/Contributor: Key, John Ross, 1832-1920 (artist); L. Prang & Co. (publisher)

Date issued:

Copyright date: 1874

Physical description note:

Genre: Chromolithographs; Landscape prints

Location: Boston Public Library, Print Department

Rights: No known restrictions

Alleghenies

Image by Andrew|W

Sideling Hill road cut, Maryland

Image by Beth M527

Sideling Hill road cut, Maryland

Image by Beth M527
Almost 810 feet of strata in a tightly folded syncline are exposed in this road cut.

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